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House of Satisfaction (2008)

Jesse Limbo was once a rising rock star, but now he's a skid row junkie. With nothing to live for, Limbo steals a bundle of cash from two murderous drug dealers and heads to New York City ... See full summary »


Jesse Hartman


Jesse Hartman (story and screenplay), Jesse Hartman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Daniel Cantor ... Weitz
Sam Coppola ... Barry
Sam Coppola Sam Coppola ... Barry
Frank DaPuzzo Frank DaPuzzo ... Lou
Jaymie Dornan ... Eliot
Santo Fazio ... Mo Pitkin
Larry Fessenden ... Brent
Tanya Fischer ... Frankie
Jesse Hartman Jesse Hartman ... Limbo
Jesse Hartman Jesse Hartman ... Jesse Limbo
Murray Hill ... Himself
Dennis Ostermaier ... P.
Britta Phillips ... Emilie
Robert Stevens Robert Stevens ... J
Robert Stevens Robert Stevens ... J.


Jesse Limbo was once a rising rock star, but now he's a skid row junkie. With nothing to live for, Limbo steals a bundle of cash from two murderous drug dealers and heads to New York City to find Eliot, the teenage son he's never met. But to find Eliot, Limbo must go through his bitterest enemies: former best friend and manager Mo Pitkin, and ex-wife and band mate Emile. The action unfolds over one long weekend, as Limbo confronts his past, makes new friends, and figures out if he's got a future. Filmed on location in the legendary East Village rock club "Mo Ptikin's House of Satisfaction", HOUSE OF SATISFACTION is packed with pathos, humor, an amazing original rock and roll soundtrack, and breakthrough performances. Written by Christopher Roberts, Producer

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Release Date:

May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »


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$100,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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House of Satisfaction, a real slow rocker love story.
27 September 2009 | by A. Jóhann ÁrnasonSee all my reviews

I've just arrived from the closing film of a film festival in a small city on a small island in the Atlantic ocean. Of the eleven feature films I endured during this festival, only this one got my heart pumping, my breath quickening, my face lit up with a smile at the opening line: "I've got a New York fairy tale for ya…". Jesse Hartman's throaty and relaxed voice, nonetheless filled with vibrant life, sets the setting for the rest of the movie, its warm humor mixed with a sarcastic sense of defeat, a settled feeling of grunge, real slow rock, and an old fashioned love story gone wrong.

The story tells of a has-been rising rock star, Jesse Limbo, who almost made it with his band Laptop that included his best friend and producer Mo, and his now ex-wife Emile. Based loosely on the real Jesse Hartman and some of his musical career, the movie features many archive footages from Jesse's life, which coincidentally also feature many of the cast in their early years, giving the movie such a documentary feeling that those who don't know better (myself included) are prone to accept the events as facts. Over the course of a weekend the story unfolds about what really happened in the past of the almost famous Laptop, and Jesse's quest to find his son he abandoned thirteen years before.

Jesse Hartman isn't an actor by profession. However, he shows breakthrough performances in House of Satisfaction, such that you really start to feel like maybe he did go through the heartaches the story tells of. With musician Britta Phillips as the enchanting ex-wife singer Emile, actors Santo Fazio and Tanya Fischer, the cast makes the story not only believable but beautiful as well, and Hartman's tale of almost famous musicians might just be paving the way for the new era of lower budget movies that will show the general public that a well shot movie with a good script beats a Hollywood budget blockbuster every time. In the coming years this just might become common fact. But I've just arrived from my first of many viewings of House of Satisfaction. It left me inspired, it left a warm feeling in my belly, and I felt like I really should just (to quote Santo Fazio's Mo) "stop worrying and listen to the music."

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